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Josh Outman heading to New York
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Yankees have acquired pitcher Josh Outman from the Indians, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Outman was dealt for a player to be named later or cash. He was designated for assignment by Cleveland August 18, and was outrighted to Triple-A Monday. 

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Astros monitoring Dallas Keuchel's workload
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Astros are monitoring pitcher Dallas Keuchel's workload, accoring to MLB.com.

Keuchel has already thrown 171 1/3 innings this season. That's close to his previous career-high of 177 2/3 innings. Manager Bo Porter did not say anything about an innings limit for Keuchel, but indicated the team will watch him closely down the stretch. "You look at his workload and the number of innings he's thrown this year, and it's something we definitely need to keep an eye on," Porter said.

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Alex Presley hoping to take batting practice Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Astros outfielder Alex Presley is hoping to take batting practice Friday, according to MLB.com.

Presley has been sidelined due to an oblique injury. He's considered day-to-day. He's nearing a point where he's ready to return, though manager Bo Porter did not provide any specific timetable for the injury.

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Robbie Grossman day-to-day with ankle injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman is day-to-day with an ankle injury, according to MLB.com.

Grossman injured his ankle during Wednesday's game. He was able to play through the game, but was fairly sore Thursday. Grossman is hitting .215/.330/.325 over 265 at-bats. 

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Sean Doolittle yet to begin baseball activity
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle has yet to begin baseball activity, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Doolittle has been sidelined since August 23 due to an intercostal injury. Manager Bob Melvin did say Doolittle is feeling much better despite his lack of activity. Doolittle has a 2.28 ERA over 55 1/3 innings. 

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Yadier Molina driving back to St. Louis for Friday's game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will drive back to St. Louis following Thursday's Double-A rehab game, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Molina will catch five innings Thursday, and drive back to St. Louis. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks, Molina will push to be activated for Friday's game. Molina has been out since July 9 due to thumb surgery. 

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Daniel Murphy heading for MRI
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is heading for an MRI, according to ESPN.

Murphy is dealing with a calf injury, and hasn't progressed as much as the team initially anticipated. He'll be further evaluated Thursday. Murphy is hitting .301/.343/.424 over 528 at-bats. 

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Eric Hosmer could start rehab assignment soon
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could begin playing rehab games soon, according to FoxSports.

Hosmer was able to take batting practice Thursday. There's a chance he could begin a rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. Hosmer has been sidelined since July 31 with a hand issue. 

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Michael Mariot moved to 60-day disabled list
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Royals pitcher Michael Mariot has been placed on the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

Mariot was in the minors, but was called up and placed on the DL. The move was made in order to free up a spot on the team's 40-man roster. 

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Drew Smyly on innings limit
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Drew Smyly will be held to about 150 innings this season, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Joe Maddon said Smyly would likely be held between 150 innings and 160 innings. Smyly has already reached his career-high in innings, and currently sits at 141 1/3 on the year. Smyly has put up strong numbers, posting a 3.31 ERA, but he's never thrown more than 117 innings over a full season. 

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